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APR’s Chip Brownlee graduates

One of APR’s most recognized names, Chip Brownlee, on Wednesday, earned his Master of Arts in Journalism from the prestigious Columbia University. 

Brownlee has been with APR for much of the last four years, and most recently led the news site’s highly-praised coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak in Alabama. Brownlee is a 2019 Auburn University graduate and former editor of The Auburn Plainsman. 

“We are very proud of Chip earning a Masters Degree from Columbia; it is the latest of many accomplishments,” APR editor-in-chief Bill Britt said. “For nearly four years he has been an integral member of the APR team. His talent, drive, and abilities are only outweighed by his commitment to excellence in journalism. Chip will go far, but I hope he will always call APR his home.”

Brownlee is expected to receive a fellowship in New York City.

His future plans include making a chart that includes every data point in the entire world and taking more selfies in which he’s not looking directly at the camera.


Josh Moon is an investigative reporter and featured columnist at the Alabama Political Reporter with years of political reporting experience in Alabama. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.



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